Electric Party Songs

February 21 & 22, 2013 at 8 PM – Calhoun Cabaret

189 Elm Street  New Haven, CT 06511


Electric Party Songs created by the Workcenter’s Open Program under the direction of Mario Biagini, is a flow of songs and actions based on the poetry of American poet Allen Ginsberg (1927-1997). Members of this international group elaborated and composed all of the songs, approaching the meanings, rhythms and sounds of the spoken texts as the seeds of musical and dramatic creation. Their varied backgrounds generate a stylistically diverse body of music, drawing inspiration from blues, rock, pop, opera, punk, and traditional sources. The team weaves into Electric Party Songs its investigation of traditional songs from the Southern United States and the possibility of catalyzing contacts and interactions.